Status is a hot potato in the workplace. Who has it? How to get it? This article asks “What do Applied Improvisers bring to the corporate table?” What do we know about pecking order on stage that sparks organizational collaboration, creativity, and change? This article is excerpted from my … [Read more...] about Navigating the Corporate Dance of Status
"What do you get for free?" This was the question that Bill Irwin, actor, clown and MacArthur 'Genius award' winner asked a small group of student clowns at San Francisco's world-renowned Circus Center. They looked puzzled. He went on to explain that performers are always trying to be someone … [Read more...] about What do you get for free? Your body language is talking!
You are in business, right? I mean you're offering your services or products in exchange for money. One of the things I offer for sale is The Playbook (Improv Games for Performers). Using a tool from Google, I was able to track the terms people searched for, if they clicked and if they … [Read more...] about Do you know what you're selling? Do you know what they're looking for?
You’re a company that needs to communicate your messages to an audience. These messages are key to achieving your business goals and increasing profitability. So how do you ensure that your audience listens to your story? Take a lesson from the movies! Theater is about telling stories. If you … [Read more...] about The Four Rules of Engagement: How to Create Trade Show Communication That Works
How many times has one of your meetings gone wrong? When a meeting goes wrong, it's as if no one is at the meeting at all. Even worse, a bad meeting can damage the group's effectiveness. When I've seen this happen, I've wanted to rewind the tape and see what happened. One minute we're moving … [Read more...] about 3 warning signs that your meeting is going wrong.
When you make a presentation either live or written who is it about? For a clue, take a look at the first word of the sentences in your outgoing emails. Did you look? What is the word? In most cases it's the word "I". "I am writing this email to let you know that I expect action by..." Most … [Read more...] about When you present: Who is it about? You or them?